Japan: Journalist wins high-profile #MeToo case
27 December 2019 | 2:53 pm
Journalist Shiori Ito has won her rape allegation case against a prominent TV host in Japan. Ito became the face of the #MeToo movement in the conservative country when she spoke out about her experience.
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